The City of Duncanville, in partnership with the Neighborhood Vitality Commission and various community partners, accepts applications from Duncanville homeowners who need help making improvements to the exterior of their homes and yards. The Property Improvement Program, or PIP, assists property owners who are unable to make home repairs due to life circumstances. PIP services are free to the homeowner and help with not only assisting a resident in need, but also the revitalization of streets and neighborhoods in Duncanville.
PIP Days occur in the spring and fall of each year during the last weekend of April/first weekend of May and the last weekend of September/first weekend of October. All PIP workers are volunteers from the community, and funds for the materials are donated by private individuals, civic groups and area businesses. From fence repairs, painting, installing siding and replacing rotten wood to caulking and clearing overgrown vegetation, PIP volunteers work all day to help community members who truly need the assistance.
“By reinvesting in the community and helping residents beautify their properties, PIP offers people so much more than home and yard improvements,” said Assistant City Manager Paul Frederiksen, “PIP breathes new life into people’s pride in their homes.”
As of early 2019, PIP has improved 21 homes and properties in Duncanville and not only brings joy to residents receiving assistance, but also helps beautify neighborhoods and encourages other homeowners to make repairs as part of a healthy community initiative.